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LG’s OLED production woes are bad news for Apple

LG’s OLED production woes are bad news for Apple

Last year's iPhone X was the first OLED phone Apple ever released, and rumors claim that this year, the company is looking to release two more iPhones with OLED displays. Obviously, this second device means that Apple is going to need a lot more OLED panels, and as such, it's been looking to diversify its screen suppliers. Thus far, Apple has only relied on Samsung for its OLED panels, but for 2018, it's also been trying to bring LG Display on as well.

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iPhone SE 2 release might be just around the corner

iPhone SE 2 release might be just around the corner

For a lot of people, the iPhone SE was a refreshing reprieve from the increasing screen size of mainline iPhones. At a time when it was becoming clear that larger iPhones were here to stay, Apple threw small phone lovers a bone by launching the 5-inch SE. Though Apple doesn't share iPhone sales numbers, it seems that the iPhone SE was a success, and today there might be some good news for folks who are hankering for a follow up.

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Apple News could become your next monthly subscription

Apple News could become your next monthly subscription

Apple Music is an initiative that seems to be working out pretty well, so naturally, word on the street is that Apple is now considering other subscription services. According to new reports, Apple News will be the next service to get the premium subscription treatment, with Apple looking to leverage one of its recent acquisitions. This service could be launched as an extension of Apple News, and it might be ready for prime time within the next year.

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A cheaper Apple HomePod won’t help, analyst predicts

A cheaper Apple HomePod won’t help, analyst predicts

The pessimism around Apple HomePod continues to mount, with suggestions that the smart speaker could only sell a small fraction of the total amount predicted for 2018. The Siri-powered speaker launched earlier this year to no shortage of fanfare from Apple, promising the slickest way to consume Apple Music as well as smart home and iPhone integration.

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New Gmail Confidential Mode auto-expires and locks emails

New Gmail Confidential Mode auto-expires and locks emails

Gmail's big update on the web won't just be a visual and productivity treat, it'll also apparently be a more secure one courtesy of a new Confidential Mode. The existence of the upcoming refresh was confirmed earlier this week, closely followed by a number of leaks about just what improvements it would include.

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Spotify free accounts might be getting big changes soon

Spotify free accounts might be getting big changes soon

Now that Spotify has gone public, it may be looking to make some big changes to its free access tier. As many of you probably already know, Spotify currently exists in two different forms: free and paid. Subscribers who pay $9.99 a month get on-demand playback for every song in Spotify's library as well as ad-free listening, two perks that aren't available for those who are listening through free accounts.

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This “Google” 4K Android TV dongle is making us suspicious

This “Google” 4K Android TV dongle is making us suspicious

Sightings of a Google-branded 4K Android TV dongle have reignited speculation that the company will take on the Apple TV and Fire TV again. The horseshoe-shaped gadget was spotted passing through the FCC, complete with a voice-enabled remote control bearing a dedicated Google Assistant button.

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Spotify Car Player leaks: Voice-controlled 4G music streamer

Spotify Car Player leaks: Voice-controlled 4G music streamer

Spotify may be preparing to launch an in-car music system, with dedicated hardware that could allow for standalone streaming direct to the dashboard. The company announced earlier today that it was planning an event in New York City on April 24, though has been tight-lipped as to what its announcement might be.

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Spotify April 24 event hits play on smart speaker rumors

Spotify April 24 event hits play on smart speaker rumors

Spotify is holding a press event on April 24, though the company is tight-lipped on what, exactly, could be on the agenda. The streaming music firm debuted its stock, SPOT, on the New York Stock Exchange earlier this week, and has been recruiting new staff with expertise in hardware development.

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New Toyota 86 and Subaru BRZ tipped for 2021 2.4L reboot

New Toyota 86 and Subaru BRZ tipped for 2021 2.4L reboot

The fate of the Toyota 86 and Subaru BRZ isn't as dire as previous reports have suggested, it seems, with talk of a new, more sporting upgrade in 2021. The car, which launched in the US as a collaboration between Toyota's ill-fated Millennial-centric Scion brand and Subaru, has always walked a tightrope between affordability and performance.

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iPhone’s future could include gesture controls and curved OLED

iPhone’s future could include gesture controls and curved OLED

You've probably noticed by now, but a lot of today's flagship phones have very similar feature lists and specification sheets. As a result, many manufacturers are looking for ways to make their phones stand out from the crowd. This isn't limited to just the realm of Android, either, as Apple is said to be considering two big features for future iPhones that could help differentiate them in an increasingly crowded market.

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Spotify stock paves way to dangerous balancing act with labels

Spotify stock paves way to dangerous balancing act with labels

Spotify is listing on the New York Stock Exchange, but the streaming music service isn't playing the same IPO game - or the same content strategy - as on-demand rivals. The Swedish company opted for a direct listing on the NYSE, bucking the trend for splashy, capital-raising rounds as it tries to ween itself off an expensive record label dependency.

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